- fathom (“nautical length measurement used for depth”) + -meter (Wiktionary)
“The fathometer was the only operable piece of equipmentdespite having stopped working briefly right after the attackbut the depth finder could do little to guide the injured Liberty.”
“The ships fathometer, which for a while only functioned on the hundred-fathom scale, revealed the Liberty entering shallow waters.”
“A fathometer and a compass were bolted to the overhead.”
“She was cranky that night, steaming the Kattegat with her sonar and fathometer down.”
“Swanson nodded, pursed his lips, and walked away to examine the ice fathometer.”
“All he would have to do is drop down, come under us here, start a grid search with his ice fathometer, and it would be only minutes before he located the relatively thin ice out in that lead there.”
“Since there's no desperate hurry, I'd rather wait till we got the ice fathometer operating again, make an accurate survey of this lead then fire a torpedo up through the middle.”
“Our downward eye is the fathometer, or echo-sounder, which tells us just how deep the water below our keel is and as we have about five thousand feet of water below our keel at this particular spot, we're hardly likely to bump into underwater projections and its use right now is purely a formality.”
“Farther aft, a man at the surface fathometer was reading out ice-thickness figures in a quiet, unemotional voice.”
“We settled gradually, in a maddeningly deliberate slow motion, the fathometer needle hardly appearing to move.”
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